This was a fun trip. We hit quite few places in a short period of time. I've never visited any of the places so this trip allowed me to see Mono Lake, Bristle Pine Cones, Yosemite, Owens Valley, Manzanar and just the general landscape from Mojave Desert to Yosemite. Benefits from a trip like this is I have an idea of where I would like to spend more time on future trips. This was the first time 2 Academy staff members organized a trip like this just for photographers, plus one of the Academy researchers came along. I now know what kind of plant I was taking a picture of. It was an adventure, future trips should be even better.
0 · July 21, 2012
Great idea for a trip I've wanted to do for a long time but never did - nice group mix of 6 participants led by Gary & Geoff from the Academy and included a botanist (Darin) from the Academy as well.
Started in Olancha near Mt Whitney, explored Owen's Valley, Valentine Reserve, Manzanar, Devil's Postpile, Tuolumne Meadow and Yosemite as well as sunsets at Bristlecone Forest and Mono Lake. Educational with teachable moments in the field.
0 · July 18, 2012